Press Releases tagged with Islamic art

Dallas Museum of Art inaugurates The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery, with an opening on April 18, 2017, of a long-term installation showcasing over 100 works from the Keir Collection.

Dallas Museum of Art Mounts a New Installation of One of the World’s Leading Islamic Art Collections

Released: November 03, 2016

One of the world’s most important private collections of Islamic art will receive the largest public presentation in its history next year when the Dallas Museum of Art inaugurates The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery. Opening on April 18, 2017, the long-term installation will showcase over 100 works from the Keir Collection, including a substantial number of works that have never previously been exhibited. Assembled over the course of five decades by the noted art collector Edmund de Unger (1918–2011), the Keir Collection of Islamic Art is recognized by scholars as one of the most...

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Calligram.  Signed by Mustafa Edirnavi.  From Turkey, 1800–1.Ink and gold on cream and light blue paper, mounted on board, 28 x 43.5 cm© Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

POWER AND PROTECTION, Islamic Art and the Supernatural

Released: September 28, 2016

Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, will present POWER AND PROTECTION, Islamic Art and the Supernatural, from October 20, 2016–January 15, 2017. Showcasing over a hundred spectacular objects from Morocco to China, POWER AND PROTECTION is the first major exhibition to explore the supernatural in the art of the Islamic world. Within Islamic societies, people of all backgrounds have engaged in fascinating and sometimes controversial practices such as the casting of horoscopes and the interpretation of omens. POWER AND PROTECTION includes objects and works of art from the 12th to the 2...


Muhammad ibn Abi'l-Qasim ibn Bakran al-Najjar al-Isfahani al-Salihani.  Astrolabe (detail), dated A.H.  496/A.D.  1102-3.  Iran, Isfahan.  Museo Galileo-Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence (1105)

Major Exhibition at The Met Celebrates Artistic, Technological, and Cultural Legacy of Seljuqs, Influential Medieval Islamic Dynasty

Released: April 18, 2016

One of the most productive periods in the history of the region from Iran to Anatolia (in modern Turkey) corresponds to the rule of the Seljuqs and their immediate successors, from 1038 to 1307. The Seljuqs were aTurkic dynasty of Central Asian nomadic origin that established a vast, but decentralized and relatively short-lived, empire in West Asia (present-day Turkmenistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey). Under Seljuq rule, the exchange and synthesis of diverse traditions—including Turkmen, Perso-Arabo-Islamic, Byzantine, Armenian, Crusader, and other Christian cultures—accompanied econom...


Bonhams Auction Features Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

Bonhams Auction House To Feature Rare and Decorative Pieces From Nazmiyal's Collection

Released: March 07, 2016

For the first time ever, Bonhams Auction house and Nazmiyal Collection, are joining forces to launch one of the most exciting and anticipated antique and vintage rug auctions ever! This iconic event will take place April 4th, at the Bonhams NYC location and will include some of the rarest and most decorative pieces from Nazmiyal's coveted collection. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for interior designers, collectors, dealers and individuals to own some of the most rare and decorative rugs in the world at price points that are normally unheard of” -- States Mr. Jason Nazmiyal,...


Manuscript, The Shahnama of Firdawsi, Iran, Shiraz, 1539

Kosmos Energy Sponsors Keir Collection of Islamic Art at Dallas Museum of Art

Released: September 09, 2015

-- $800,000 of Support Pledged for DMA’s Inaugural Years of Exhibitions and Installations of This Rarely Shown Collection – --Spirit and Matter: Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art Premieres September 18 -- The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) has announced that Kosmos Energy has been named the Presenting Sponsor of the Keir Collection of Islamic Art for its inaugural years of exhibitions and installations. The partnership between the Museum and the Dallas-based international oil and gas exploration and production company will provide $800,000 of support for the Museum’s f...


Lot 59E: Large Roman Marble Relief - Satyr & Maenad

Artemis Gallery Ancient and Ethnographic Art Auction led by rarities from private collections

Released: June 10, 2015

BOULDER, CO.- Artemis Gallery will unlock the mysteries of ancient times on Thursday, June 11 with an approximately 225-lot auction of important classical antiquities, plus ancient and ethnographic art. The carefully curated selection includes museum-quality pieces from Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Near Eastern, Asian, Pre-Columbian and Native-American cultures. Additionally, there are several important Celtic and Viking relics and gold jewelry items, as well as fine paintings of Russian and Western European origin, including a 17th-century Spanish oil portrait by E. L. Garr...


A rare gem-set sword with tiger’s head pommel from Tipu Sultan’s royal regalia.  Estimated at £60,000-80,000 it was sold for £2,154,500

THE TIGER OF MYSORE TIPU SULTAN'S WEAPONRY MAKES £6 MILLION AT BONHAMS

Released: April 21, 2015

A spectacular collection of arms and armour once owned by Tipu Sultan, the last King of Mysore, was sold at Bonhams Islamic and Indian art sale today (21 April) for a total of more than £6million. The 30 items in the auction come from a single collection. Tipu’s personal motif was the tiger, and he adorned both objects of art and instruments of war with images of the animal and with the tiger-stripe design, earning the nickname, ‘Tiger of Mysore’.  The top lot in the sale was a rare gem-set sword with tiger’s head pommel from Tipu Sultan’s royal regalia.  Estimated at £60,0...


Nasser Al Salem, God is Alive, He Shall Not Die (blue), 2012 Neon in infinity box.  Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  Purchased with funds by the Al-Ammar Family

First major exhibition of LACMA's Middle Eastern contemporary art collection opens Feb. 1

Released: January 08, 2015

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East, opening Feb. 1, 2015, the first major exhibition of LACMA's holdings of Middle Eastern contemporary art—the largest such institutional collection in the United States In recent years, the parameters of Islamic art have expanded to include contemporary works by artists from or with roots in the Middle East. Drawing inspiration from their own cultural traditions, these artists use techniques and incorporate imagery and ideas from earlier periods. LACMA has only recent...


Blue and White Bowl with Radial Design, 13th Century, Iran, Kashan, fritware, painted in cobalt blue under transparent glaze.

Dallas Museum is Only Venue Outside of Europe to Host Major Islamic Art & Culture Exhibition

Released: March 27, 2014

From March 30 through June 29, 2014, the Dallas Museum of Art will host Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World. The DMA is the only venue outside of Europe to host this international touring exhibition of Islamic art and culture co-organized by the DMA and the Focus-Abengoa Foundation. Critically acclaimed by such publications as The Financial Times and the International New York Times when it premiered in Seville, Spain in October, Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World spans more than ten centuries and features 150 works of art and objects from public and p...

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Incense Burner of Amir Saif al-Dunya wa’l-Din ibn Muhammad al-Mawardi Ja`far ibn Muhammad ibn `Ali.  Iran.  dated A.H.  577/ A.D.  1181–82.  Rogers Fund..

Metropolitan Museum’s New Galleries for Islamic Art Department Draw One Million Visitors

Released: January 22, 2013

Attendance at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s acclaimed New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia topped the one-million mark on January 18, 2013. In the 14 months since their grand reopening on November 1, 2011, the galleries have attracted an average of 2,550 people per day. This number represents approximately 14% of the total attendance in the Metropolitan’s main building during the same time period. Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, commented: “In its role as a global museum, the Met striv...


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